While his government planned austerity Britain Prime Minister David Cameron was larking around with former News International boss Rebekah Brooks - even taking time out to ride Ms Brooks horses - text messages between the pair revealed today.
Mr Cameron said his horse was "fast, unpredictable and hard to control but fun" in one text to Ms Brooks, among a number of messages printed by the Mail on Sunday.
In another message during the 2009 Conservative Party conference Ms Brooks told the Tory PM he delivered a "brilliant speech. I cried twice.
"Will love 'working together.'"
The latest batch of messages have left the PM red-faced about his close relationship with Ms Brooks, who is accused of overseeing the phone-hacking scandal that sparked the Leveson inquiry into media standards.
Labour MP Chris Bryant has written to Lord Leveson asking for all of the pair's messages to be revealed.